Tammy Manko’s Bio
As the owner and founder of MeaningfulLife, LLC, Tammy Manko has experience and expertise in the areas of body language, leadership, student development, career and workforce readiness, etiquette, service-learning, career development, multigenerational workplace, positivity and motivation, relationship building/networking, customer service/experience, and various professional development topics. She holds a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in English with minors in Law and German. Her day-gig is serving as the Director of the Career & Professional Development Center at IUP.
In addition to public speaking, career services, and employer relations, her experience in higher education includes leadership development, service-learning, community service/volunteerism, student activities/programming, and fraternity-sorority affairs. Tammy has served and continues to serve in various leadership roles within professional organizations and has won numerous awards for her leadership and contributions in higher education.
Her interests include speaking (surprise!), writing, and research, as well as health and fitness. Perhaps most importantly, Tammy and her husband Rich are blessed with three sons, and they enjoy family time and travels primarily based around their sons’ athletic pursuits (i.e., baseball, basketball, lacrosse) as well as time with extended family and friends. Oh, and she really enjoys Instagram and Twitter, much to the chagrin of her children (who remain in favor of her NOT creating a Snapchat account)! She appreciates the follows and engagement: @TPManko. Ultimately, Tammy strives to make a positive difference in the lives of others, lifting them up and helping them to maximize their personal and professional potential.